Thomson effect

noun

variants or Thomson heat
: a redistribution of temperature differences along an otherwise homogeneous strip of metal due to an electric current passing through it

called also Kelvin effect

see thomson electromotive force

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“Thomson effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thomson%20effect. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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